My wife's company recently introduced a caffeinated carbonated beverage to help with your metabolism. It compliments their weight loss shakes and chews and is intended to curb your appetite a bit and give you a li'l extra pep for yer workouts. My wife asked me to look up how much caffeine is in a Mountain Dew or a Coke. Thanks to the internet, I found it in a jiffy.
Her sports drink has about 50 milligrams of caffeine. And here's some caff levels of some other bevvies...
Moving onto the sports drinks...
- Coke 35 mg
- Diet Coke 47 mg
- Mountain Dew 54 mg
And now ...coffee. I am not proud to admit I drink, at least, 6 or 7 cups of coffee each day - probably more like 8 or 9 cups, actually. So here's where my personal intervention begins...
- Red Bull 76 mg
- Enviga 100 mg
- Full Throttle 144 mg
- Monster Energy 160 mg
- SoBe No Fear 174 mg
Starting immediately, I'm going to begin ordering everything half-caff-half-decaff. It's a start. It must be done. The Mayo Clinic's website told me so...
- Home brew (I brew and drink 30 oz of coffee each morning) 400+ mg (I'm low-balling)
- Caribou, 12oz 200 mg
- Starbucks Grande (which I'm known to drink right after lunch and throw in a depth charge, which is a shot of espresso and can add 50-75 mg) 300+ mg
"If you're like most adults, caffeine is a part of your daily routine. But more than 500 to 600 milligrams of caffeine a day, or about four to seven cups of coffee, can cause restlessness, anxiety, headaches and other problems. Know how much caffeine is in your diet. You may be consuming more than you think."Hmmmm. 500 to 600 milligrams a day. Interesting.
So, I'll begin in earnest to curb my caffeine intake ...but I'll never give up my McDonald's and my chocolate chip cookies. NEVER!!!
STEALING: Someone forwarded me something and rather than forwarding onto everyone, I'm just linking it here. I'm always glad when I get things like this, none of the pictures are of my family. Cuz I'd hate if I got laughin' about a really good zinger at my expense.
List of the Day (click me)Also, my local newspaper asked for a guest columnist to chime in each week on the contestants and the show. If ya know anyone ...